SINGAPORE: It was an abundant start to the Lunar New Year for three Singaporean couples, as they welcomed Singapore's firstborns in the Year of the Horse. The babies, all boys, were born at the stroke of midnight.
They were born at Raffles Hospital and Parkway East Hospital.
Two simultaneous births took place at Raffles Hospital which welcomed the baby boys, Ashden Tee and Keefe Gan, who weighed in at 3.72 kg and 3.37 kg respectively.
Ashden's parents are Mr Dennis Tee Jyh Eng and Ms Lee Bab Ing, and Keefe's parents are Mr Gan Thong Hoe and Ms Yao Yi Zhen.
Ashden is Mr Tee's second child and the fourth 'horse' baby in the family - after both parents and Mr Tee's mother.
The third baby was born at Parkway East Hospital and weighed in at 3.285 kg. His mother is Ms Sharifah Nurulhuda Mohtar Bahron, and his father is Mr Syed Omar Alhaddad.
RISIS has presented each baby with S$888 in cash and a 24K gold-plated horse figurine for being Singapore's firstborns.
The mothers each received a necklace from RISIS to commemorate the births of their babies. - CNA/nd/ir
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